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New social-learning app launches to drive real results from communication and leadership training.

News   |   February 24, 2016
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by Neil Lasher

The Internet is a lot like the old Wild West in some ways, especially when it comes to thieves eager to get into your valuables. Are you educating your staff how to be more web savvy? Is web security part of your onboarding program? Are mobile devices within your managed defense? Here is a short essay on how not to be part of the low-hanging fruit the thieves are after.

Feature   |   February 22, 2016
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by David James

How about this as a new mission statement for learning and development organizations? “Help people to do what they want to do, better.” Read that sentence carefully—there’s more there than meets the eye. People are already developing themselves professionally, without the involvement of L&D, because they want to do their jobs better. Here are five ways L&D can assist them—and should be doing so.

Feature   |   February 15, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

We all like to think we work in a positive learning culture, but that’s not always the case. Here are 10 key steps to building a positive learning culture that will succeed!

Column   |   February 9, 2016
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by News Editor

eLearning industry experts foresee a game changer that applies analytics to interactivity. Engagement Analytics aims to provide eLearning developers and administrators with sophisticated insights into what’s working and what’s not working with their interactive content.

News   |   February 9, 2016
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by Jane Bozarth

Does an instructional designer or other training practitioner need a specialized degree in order to work effectively? There’s a lot of debate about this. You should read this article and Jane’s suggestions, and decide what works for you. There’s not just one answer.

Column   |   February 2, 2016
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by Julie Dirksen

From January to December, 2015, Learning Solutions Magazine ran a series of 12 articles looking at persistent gender issues in today’s workforce and in eLearning. In this closing article, Julie Dirksen, who managed the series, looks back at some lessons learned.

Spotlight   |   January 14, 2016
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by Marc Rosenberg

Have you heard someone utter those words? “This will revolutionize education, training, and/or learning and development!” How has that worked out for anyone? Technology may make learning more efficient, but that’s not the same thing as “more effective.” Here are Marc’s thoughts on revolution, evolution, and what makes the real difference.

Column   |   January 12, 2016
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by Duncan Welder

The fourth xAPI Camp of 2015 met in Toronto November 17, where a number of presenters and participants showed and discussed creative uses of xAPI. The focus of these events has moved from “things we can do” to “interoperability and standardization.” Read this informative summary of the Toronto meeting, and plan on attending one of the upcoming Camps.

Spotlight   |   January 6, 2016
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by Jane Bozarth

“It’s my habit at years’ end to recap what had my attention over the past 12 months and tie the themes to resolutions— things to keep in mind going forward into the new year.”

Column   |   January 5, 2016
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